Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: The comprehensive by David Chicoine

By David Chicoine

Tips from the grasp Gunsmith you will not locate anyplace Else!

For the collector, for the hobbyist, for the novice gunsmith, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly is a useful reference instrument. Written in simple English and profusely illustrated, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly offers particular tactics for taking down and reassembling a big number of unique and duplicate handguns, rifles, and shotguns. no matter if you are easily cleansing a Colt 1836 Paterson reproduction revolver or exchanging the complete bolt meeting on a Marlin 1895 lever motion, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly may help you stay away from universal blunders, dear pitfalls, and pointless complications. it is a must-have addition to any gun owner's library!

  • Covers sixty five versions of vintage and classic handguns, rifles, and shotguns: Colt, S&W, Merwin-Hulbert, Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and plenty of more
  • Contains exploded perspectives and a thousand+ specified, step by step pictures to lead you thru the complete process
  • Includes a whole listing of gunsmithing assets that will help you locate instruments and parts

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The top of the spring must be partially compressed and then slid upwards to engage it with its mount on the rear of the triggerguard. Unscrew and remove the two triggerguard screws (#32) and the front triggerguard screw (#31) and the triggerguard (#26) may be removed from the bottom. 5 To disassemble the action: Unscrew and remove the trigger and bolt spring screw (#35). This is the only screw inside the frame that faces straight up from the underside of the frame. Now the trigger and bolt spring (#19) may be lifted out the bottom of the frame.

Do not attempt any further disassembly. Also, you should always look at the front of the cylinder to make sure that there are no charges in the cylinder chambers (a good indication that a chamber may be loaded would be if bullets or balls show at the front end of the chamber). Never look directly into the barrel or chambers; instead, view the chambers by looking down into them from the side. A loaded cylinder may be emptied by taking the gun to a range and firing it until it is empty. Alternately, the loaded cylinder may be carefully removed without firing the revolver in order to render the revolver safe for further operations by following the instructions at 2) below.

Use a wooden drift and hammer to drive out the wedge (#4) from right to left. Pull the barrel (#3) to the front and remove it. Next, pull the cylinder (#5) to the front and remove it. 3 This view shows the loading gate catch (spring) screw. Removing it allows the loading gate catch to come out. To remove the grip and grip straps: These revolvers are equipped with one-piece grips that may be disassembled thus: Unscrew and remove the two backstrap screws (#32) from the top-rear of the backstrap (#8) and remove the single connect-screw (#455) from the butt or bottom of the backstrap.

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